Surfs Up! Oasis in Far East among El Paso Themed Water Parks Opening This Weekend
All four of the City of El Paso's regional water parks will open for the season on Memorial weekend.
Camp Cohen, Chapoteo, Lost Kingdom, and Oasis will open daily starting Saturday, and with temperatures expected to hover near the century mark, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
Catch a Wave
Surfs Up! In El Paso? Yup. We have the sand and the dunes, and now we have waves, too.
The resort-style retreat themed water park, located at Eastside Regional Park, is home to Flash Flood Rush, a wave simulator. The surfing water attraction is the only one of its kind in all of West Texas and Southern New Mexico.
Instead of heading west to Cali to ride a wave, you’ll only have to drive to Oasis Water Park on the far east side of town. I’m talking “hanging ten” in the middle of the desert. Cowabunga, dude!
Along with the wave simulator, the largest of the four city-run water parks has a meandering lazy river, climbing wall pool, slides, leisure pool, kiddie pool, cabanas and a café.
City of El Paso Regional Water Parks: Oasis
City of El Paso Regional Water Park: Camp Cohen
Location: former Cohen Stadium site in Northeast
Theme: Summer Camp
Water Features: take dip in the flowing Rain Roamer lazy river or the Shallow Waters leisure pool, lap swim in Endurance River, climb the Warrior Wall or ride down Thunder Run, Lighting Bolt or Monsoon Plunge slides. Little ones can splash around in Poppy Island within the Wild Lagoon.
City of El Paso Regional Water Park: Chapoteo
Location:Lower Valley, 1225 Giles Rd in the Mission Valley area adjacent to Lionel Forti City Park
Water Features: Zooming slides will send you twisting and turning at the Calavera Plunge while the calm Rio Sereno offers a lazy river experience. Climb El Valiente climbing wall, or take a leisurely dip at Chalupa Springs. The little ones will enjoy splashing around at the Sirenita Reef play area in the Lagarto Lagoon.
City of El Paso Regional Water Park: Lost Kingdom
Location: 6001 Hughey by the Ross Middle School baseball field
Water Features: home to the Sun Temple and Moon Temple water slides, The Ruins climbing wall, and Macaw Lagoon in the Jaguar Jungle that features interactive water features. Those looking to keep it more chill can coast along the Turtle Tides lazy river, or wade in the Forgotten Cenote leisure pool.
What to Know Before You Go
Hours: Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning May 28
Single Day Admission: $15
Not Allowed: Outside food, beverages, coolers, portable grills, arm floaties, pool noodles, rafts, tubes, water guns, umbrellas, and lawn chairs.
Allowed: You may bring a non-glass, empty, reusable water bottle into the park to fill
Guests may exit the park and re-enter the same park throughout the day provided they get hand stamped by security for re-entry into the park. More information about its daily operation can be found online at EPWaterParks.com.